Back when Losaunne visited, as I mentioned, we spent my birthday at the beach! So the following Saturday we celebrated, and we were happy to have her there to celebrate with us! (And to help with dinner...and to babysit while we went out...and wash dishes...hey, can you just move here?)
First we kept the tradition alive with a date to the IMAX theater, which is where we went on our first date the day after my 19th birthday. We have gone every year for my birthday since!
We were walking back to the car when we saw this fearless little guy. Squirrels are all over the place here, but this one was getting so close to people!
Squirrels are one of the few "cute" Texas critters. Much better than roaches, fire ants, and alligators.
Sam thought it was a little strange that I wanted to make my own birthday dinner and cake, but I told him much of the fun for me is making it, so he obliged. We had my favorite swiss bacon salad with poppyseed dressing, rolls, watermelon, and mile-high Twix brownie torte.
That cake was pretty intense! 2 layers of brownies, 2 layers of caramel, a layer of shortbread cookie, coated in chocolate frosting, and topped with crushed Twix bars. We all had stomach aches after we ate!